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Grinch Steals Salvation Army Kettle in Topeka

Posted: 12/02/2008 - The kettle was in front of the Gordman's store on South Topeka Boulevard. When the bell ringer took a break for lunch around 2:30, someone took the kettle off the stand.

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Collective Brands Eliminating Jobs

Updated: 12/03/2008 - About two-percent of the company's current workforce will be affected by the job cuts, according to a company statement. The rest of the jobs being eliminated are already open positions.

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Lawmakers Intend to Renew Coal Plant Debate

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Senate President Steve Morris, a Hugoton Republican, said Tuesday work is under way to draft a comprehensive energy bill that will include allowing construction of the two plants outside Holcomb.

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Sen. Brownback to Discuss Moving Detainees

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Sen. Sam Brownback has scheduled a news conference for Thursday to discuss reasons why Guantanamo Bay detainees should not be moved to Kansas.

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Va. Court Hears Arguments in Westboro Case

Updated: 12/02/2008 - A federal appeals court in Virginia is considering whether a Kansas church was protected by the First Amendment when it protested at a soldier's funeral.

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Burglary Attempt Leads to Chase Through Lawrence

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Police in Lawrence have arrested a woman following a chase which began after she allegedly attempted a burglary in the 3100 block of Tomahawk Rd., near the Lawrence Country Club. A Lawrence Police Officer was injured during the incident.

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USD 501 Receives Charter School Application

Updated: 12/02/2008 - School officials report they received an application monday for a charter school that would temporary be housed at the former location of the Family Service & Guidance Center. After completed renovations, the charter school would permanently be located at the historic Sumner Elementary School.

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Kansas Judge Stays Soldier's Execution

Updated: 12/02/2008 - A U.S. District Court judge in Kansas has issued a stay in the scheduled execution of an Army soldier convicted of murders and rapes in the 1980s.

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Emergency Landing at KCI in Kansas City

Updated: 12/02/2008 - An aircraft with a cracked windshield landed safely at the Kansas City International Airport Overhaul Base Tuesday morning.

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Hugoton Voters Nix Sunday Alcohol Sales

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Voters on Monday rejected a measure to allow the sales, 291-178. Residents petitioned for a vote after the city council in August approved Sunday sales of alcohol at convenience stores and liquor stores.

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Wolf Creek License Extended to 2045

Updated: 12/02/2008 - The Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station near Burlington received approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, extending the license that was originally scheduled to expire in 2025.

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Funeral Services Set for Quenemo Man Killed in Car Accident

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Funeral services have been set for a Quenemo man killed in an accident in Osage County Saturday. The Osage County Sheriff's office say Matthew Cole Soper, 22 , was killed in a one vehicle accident near Quenemo around 6:30 Saturday morning.

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Funeral Services Set for Perry Man Killed in Car Accident Saturday

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Funeral services are set for a Perry man who was killed in a car accident Saturday night. Joseph Klenklen, 44, was southbound on Linn Street in Valley Falls around 9:40 p.m. Saturday night, when he failed to stop at a stop sign and continued through an intersection.

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"Share the Warmth" Coat Giveaway in Topeka Begins Monday

Updated: 12/01/2008 - The Salvation Army and Scotch Cleaners have teamed up to help keep those in need warm this winter. The annual "Share the Warmth" coat giveaway started Monday at the Salvation Army at 1320 S.E. 6th in Topeka.

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Lawrence Police Investigate Sexual Assault

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Lawrence police are asking for your help with a sexual assault investigation. They say an unidentified man entered a southwest Lawrence home and sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman around two Sunday morning. No other information is available at this time.

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20th Annual World Aids Day in Topeka Monday

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Monday marks the 20th annual World Aids Day. An interfaith service and candlelight memorial was held Monday night at Lowman United Methodist Church in Topeka.

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Nebraska Drug Company Partners with KU Med

Updated: 12/01/2008 - BioTarget, a Nebraska-based drug company, will lease space from KU Medical Center for a new research and development facility. The $1 million investment will create 13 jobs.

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Road Signs Stolen in Pottawatomie County

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Road signs are disappearing in Pottawatomie County, and commissioners are offering a reward to find out who's taking them.

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Legislature: Gambling Bills "Not Likely"

Updated: 12/01/2008 - New Speaker-Elect Mike O'Neal isn't backing gaming bills next year, and there's even less support in the other chamber in 2009.

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